Art Deco Houseboat on Amstel River

Welcome aboard on our distinctive houseboat Art Deco style - sleeps 4

Excellent! 5/5 (18 reviews)

Houseboat highlights

  1. Classy art deco interior
  2. Amazing location in the city centre
  3. Great open and fully equipped kitchen
  1. Two sundecks with view over the Amstel River
  2. Perfect for friends and families

Houseboat summary

She is built in 1913, but still this floating beauty is as charming as ever before. The location is stunning, right at the beginning of the Amstel River and close to most main attractions. With two bedrooms the Art Deco Houseboat is well suited to accommodate four persons. Four persons who will feel privileged to enjoy both the distinctive interior as well as the outside deck with great views over the water. 

Houseboat description

The ship was originally built as a freight carrier, well over a century ago. Now her working days are over, and she enjoys welcoming guests aboard from all over the world. After a proper renovation by your host, better known as Captain Rob, the ship was transformed into a unique floating B&B. 

Guests appreciate the boat for the many nautical details all through the place. The many mahogany walls, classic furniture and lots of charming decorations contribute to a very special atmosphere.  

Two large windows in the ceiling and lots of portholes let in the daylight, as well as the windows in the open kitchen. Here you will find everything to make a great meal and have a great breakfast or lunch at the large kitchen table. 

The living room is very 'homey' with a comfortable couch to snuggle up to your beloved ones and have a break from the many impressions you will get in town. A great place to chill out!

The bedrooms are most likely the most characteristic you will ever sleep. The wooden walls and ceiling create a very cosy and atmosphere - you will sleep like a true captain!

And last but not least: the location. The location! Right in the middle of town, close to the famous Waterloo Square, Flower Market, Dam Square, Central Station and many, many other amazing things to do and see.

Smoking is only allowed in the Wheelhouse. It might be good to know that it is a 'real' ship', so the doorways, corridors and stairs might be a bit smaller then in a regular. We call it part of the charm ;-)

Let me know if you have any questions - always glad to help and I look forward to welcome you aboard!


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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Check in between 15:00 and 00:00.

Check out before 11:00.


2 Bedrooms, 4 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2


The bathroom is private and has a nice shower and a sweet porthole. The toilet is separate. 


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Historic / sightseeing
Town / city

Lake / riverside
Sporting activities


Fully equipped kitchen
Microwave / oven
Washing machine

Linen provided
Towels provided
Dining table & chairs

We also have a dryer.


Music system / CD player
Satellite / Cable tv
WiFi / internet

DVD player
Internet access

Outdoor facilities

Barbeque / braai

Terrace / balcony

The houseboat has two decks giving a great view over the Amstel River. We have comfortable hard wood chairs for your convenience. Gym addicted people can ask for the gym pass of the owner.

Heating / cooling

Central heating

Room fans


Panoramic views
City views

Close to the shops

General information

Pets allowed

If you have a pet that you want to bring, please contact us first to discuss. We charge 10 euro extra for cleaning.

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking

Cycling / mountain biking




25 km


0 km


25 km

Ferry port

1 km

Golf course

5 km

Motor way

4 km

Night club

0.1 km


0 km

Ski lift

600 km

Super market

0.3 km

Train station

1 km

How to get there

From Central Station you take tram 9 to Rembrand Square. This is a 5-minute ride and from there it is a two minute walk. 

There are various options to park your car. There is a P+R at 20 minutes distance, from where you can get back by metro. Also there is a paid parking called Oosterdok next to central station for reasonable prices (20 euro/24 hour. This is much cheaper than parking on the street, which is at least 5 euro/hour)

About the area

You will be staying as much in the city centre as it gets. There's many bars, restaurants and clubs within a stone's throw distance. You might notice this during the weekends, but during weekday nights, it is surprisingly quiet at night. 

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Houseboat owner


I have been a host on this houseboat already more then 10 years,
My profession is nurse, but since this year I work also as a booking maneger and I take care of bookings on diffrent locations.

Response time
Normally within 6 hours
Language spoken
English, Dutch, German

18 Reviews - Art Deco Houseboat on Amstel River

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Sally C - Australia

    09 Oct

    Art Decor on Amstel River September 2018

    What a wonderful facility this House Boat is. We stayed for 5 days and found Captain Rob so welcoming and helpful. There was everything (except our food) on board to allow us to cater for ourselves. The full size fridge and smaller freezer was excellent for our stay and all the facilities were in great working order and easy to use. The washing machine and dryer were excellent for our stay as well. The area is so convenient to trams and is within easy walking distance of cafes, resturants and super markets. Beds were extremely comfortable and the whole facility was spotlessly clean. Enjoyed our stay so much and would highly recommend for any visitors.  

  2. Emma M - England

    10 Jun

    Awesome Break

    The boat is beautiful and so spacious. We really enjoyed our stay and absolutely would stay here again. Rob was the perfect host giving us advice on where to shop and best ways to travel. Would highly recommend. 

  3. Lorena C - Australia

    25 Jun

    The fabulous Art Deco Houseboat on Amstel River

    We had a fabulous stay on the Art Deco houseboat, Amsterdam. It was everything we wished for:- comfortable, clean and centrally located. Kaptein Rob gave us a warm and friendly welcome and was informative with local & useful information. We absolutely loved our time on this houseboat & loved Amsterdam. Treat yourself & book this houseboat.

  4. Alex R - England

    23 May

    Best Boat Ever

    We spent four nights aboard Kapitein Rob's Art Deco Houseboat on the Amstel  in Central Amsterdam  this May.The location is perfect (at the junction of three canals) for watching the always fascinating river traffic and exploring the city.You are within walking distance of the prettiest canals. The boat is roomy ,welcoming and cosy ,the beds comfortable and everything works.Great kitchen!

    Rob is the perfect host -leaves you to it but looks after you very well. We would recommend it it to anyone visiting this lovely city. 

    Alex & Sheena 

  5. Florent D - France

    02 Nov

    Wonderful experience

    Dank U veel for your welcoming, Kaptein Rob.

    Your houseboat make dreams become true.

    You bring us a lot of facilities and good advice for this unforgettable stay.

    Your place is so-well located close to the craddle of the city, near the Beginjhof and Kalverstraat.

    See you any time at your deck, Kaptein !

    A big thanks from all my family

    Great regards

    Florent & Familie

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